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Louie or Lewie?

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SwichL10 Wed 07-Sep-16 00:01:00

I don't understand which one! Louis is French and can be 'Lew-is' in English. But then Lewis could be Lewie for spelling?

I'm thinking Louie

FrameyMcFrame Wed 07-Sep-16 00:03:01


Pipilangstrumpf Wed 07-Sep-16 06:45:16


JasperDamerel Wed 07-Sep-16 06:47:19

Louis, but otherwise Louie.

Joinourclub Wed 07-Sep-16 07:08:41

Louis. Lewie is not a name.

Sazzle99 Wed 07-Sep-16 07:35:10


3Eggses Wed 07-Sep-16 07:36:16

Neuther. It's Louis OP.

Lewis is Lewis and Louis is Louis.

3Eggses Wed 07-Sep-16 07:37:39


TheWildRumpyPumpus Wed 07-Sep-16 07:54:34

The vast majority of people would pronounce Louis the way you want.

fanniboz Wed 07-Sep-16 07:55:26


NapQueen Wed 07-Sep-16 07:55:39

Louis isn't pronounce Lewis OP. Lewis is pronounced Lewis.

CalmYaTits Wed 07-Sep-16 09:01:17

Louis. Lewie is a bit 'special snowflake'

Cococrumble Wed 07-Sep-16 09:04:06

One of my personal bug bears is Louis being pronounced as "Lewis" it's WRONG!! They are two lovely but different names!

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 07-Sep-16 09:37:04

Just spell it Louis.

The overwhelming majority of people pronounce it loo-ee. Granted the minority who incorrectly pronounce it Lew-is is fairly sizable. They're still wrong though.

katemess12 Wed 07-Sep-16 10:02:18


I always think it's odd when Louis is pronounced Lewis. To me, it's always been/always will be Lou-ee.

Lewie looks babyish, or like it's a nickname or something.

Sophronia Wed 07-Sep-16 10:35:13


Pipilangstrumpf Wed 07-Sep-16 11:01:57

In France Louis is, of course, pronounced the French way, Lou-ee.

Non French speakers often pronounce it Lou-is like the city of St Louis in the US. I know several boys who pronounce it as Lou-is.

To avoid any doubt (and to make it easier for your son to learn to write his name smile), I'd go for Louie!

alafolie29 Wed 07-Sep-16 11:05:10

Louis. Without a doubt.

Hockeydude Wed 07-Sep-16 11:05:30

I would avoid the name purely because of the spelling/pronunciation issues.

Stevefromstevenage Wed 07-Sep-16 11:06:45


JaneJeffer Wed 07-Sep-16 11:08:01

Louis - surely everyone knows how to pronounce it!

Monochromecat Wed 07-Sep-16 11:09:08


WuTangFlan Wed 07-Sep-16 11:10:00

You know however you spell it, his nickname will be "Loo".

Pipilangstrumpf Wed 07-Sep-16 11:10:57

With Louie there is no pronunciation issue.

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 07-Sep-16 11:12:21


But Louie if you must.

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